About

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

At Athena Dental Solutions, our focus is to help dental teams thrive and support optimal health for their patients.

As a dental laboratory, this is achieved by providing your office with life-like dental restorations utilizing the latest technologies. Athena Dental Solutions, specializes in fixed prosthodontics, occlusal guards, and clear aligners. 

As a CE provider, our goal is to advance the dental profession through scientifically proven treatment modalities and techniques.

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Lori Hendrick

MS, CDA, CDT, RDH, PHDC

Lori began her training and rewarding career in dentistry as a chairside assistant while in high school. She has over 20 years experience as a dental lab technician with her certification in crown, bridge, and ceramics. Lori graduated from the CPCC Dental Hygiene Program  holding a license to practice dental hygiene in NC and VA.  
Lori furthered her education at Old Dominion University where she completed a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene while subsequently completing a Master of Science in Global Health. Currently, she is preparing to defend her dissertation for her Doctorate in Public Administration and Policy from ODU where her focus is on Oral Health Policy. 
Lori has also completed the ADA Community Dental Health Coordinator Program, NC Radiography for Educators Certification, NC Public Health Hygiene Certification, and was a graduate of the first cohort of the NC Dental Public Leadership Institute at UNC Gillings School of Public Health. 
Lori served as President of the North Carolina Dental Hygienists Association in 2021. She has represented the hygiene community on the Local Anesthetic and the Dental Workplace Shortage task forces at the North Carolina Dental Society. On November 1, 2021 Lori became one of the first hygienists certified to administer local anesthetic in NC. 
Lori and Joe co-write scientific articles for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, Decisions in Dentistry,  and RDH Magazine. She is also a clinical hygiene instructor at CPCC and guest lecturer at Isothermal Dental Assisting School. Lori is on the Board of Directors of the Caring Dental Professionals.

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Dr. Joseph Hendrick,Jr

BS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY

Joe began his professional career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he graduated from the Kenan-Flager School of Business with a BS in Business Administration while subsequently completing a pre-doctoral/dental curriculum. Joe continued his education at UNC School of Dentistry earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1985. He was awarded the Grover Hunter, Jr. Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence in undergraduate periodontics. 
Joe owns and practices clinical dentistry in Shelby, NC with a concentration in general, restorative, and cosmetic procedures. Additionally he is CEO of Athena Dental Solutions, LLC.
He has served as President of the Isothermal Dental Society, Member of the Piedmont Study Club/Seattle Study Club,  President of First District Dental Society, and serves as the current President-Elect of the North Carolina Dental Society.
Joe and Lori co-write scientific articles for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, Decisions in Dentistry, and RDH Magazine.